|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Palomar College Students||10%||5%||24%||62%||2%||9%||3%|
|All Bold.org College Students||12%||22%||36%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
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Everyone here wants you to succeed. There are counselors available to help with our education plan. Switching to full online midsemester was stressful in 2020. Had I not had direct contact with my counselor throughout, I would have had to drop out because of the stress of classes and Covid. Prices for classes are reasonable and there are many services available for students. I highly recommend it.
I've had run-ins with professors or staff that are not helpful in situations such as Covid. Luckily, for every difficult person, there was a helpful one.
My overall experience with Palomar has been majorly in a remote online setting. So I personally couldn't say much about how a classroom environment is, let alone what the campus is like. Though I can say that the teaching and dedication of the professors have been super. They are very dedicated to their respective majors or expertise. You can learn a lot and they are always willing to help. Though personally, I felt very alone during my academic purists. I felt no real connection with the academic staff, school counselors, or peer groups. If you want to solely work on your studies it's a great place. I am optimistic about the campus's potential as it is accessible to new incoming students! I say make the most of it! Try going to a school function, seminar, or volunteer group. (If you're an introvert like me- try little by little to get out of your comfort zone.) And be careful of academic burnout! Don't let all the responsibility make you cave in. Always ask for help! Someone will surely help you. Palomar College is a great place overall! I wish you much luck on your academic journey!
The major downside of Palomar College for me is (due to the past pandemic)- I can't say I have grown a connection with academic staff or peers. It has been an isolating few years but it's mostly what you make of it. Personally, I moved to a new place during the start of the Pandemic. So I was away from friends and family. I had to build residency and I was still working on getting my driver's license. I was pretty much isolated with no real student resources or aid of advice. (From my own experience and shortcomings) My advice is to talk to your peers and counselors as much as you can. Because at Palomar it seems it's up to yourself and your own responsibility. They will not reach out to you. And your counselor will not be there unless you schedule appointments on your own. (Even as a prospective transferring student.) Oh, and check your student email regularly!
Being online took away school pride
Palomar College has a world-class atmosphere for being a community college. The faculty are well-informed, helpful, knowledgable, and have a true passion for helping the students. I have been attending Palomar College since 2020 and will hopefully complete my studies there in 2024. In my time there I have had professional and courteous help from all faculty and staff.
Covid-19 has dramatically changed the way you need to obtain information regarding books, classes, financial aid, etc. I highly recommend doing your due diligence before signing up for classes. Visit the campus, the bookstore, and the grounds. Make an appointment with a counselor first- they really have the most amazing counselors. The campus can be difficult to navigate but that is only because it is an older campus.